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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 8/22/19 Workshop

Workshop Agenda

Meeting Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Faculty Staff Dining Room, Cultural Arts Center

  1. Resolutions
    1. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Federation of Administrators (Resolution 31-2019)
    2. Approval to Accept Funds From DASNY for Fieldhouse/PE Building Interior and Exterior Improvements (Resolution 32-2019)
    3. Approval of Building Systems Upgrade Electrical (Resolution 33-2019)
    4. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Assistant Director of Student Success (Resolution 34-2019)
    5. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Senior Advisor (Resolution 35-2019)
    6. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Grants Specialist (Resolution 36-2019)
    7. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Development (Resolution 37-2019)
    8. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Human Resources Generalist (Resolution 38-2019)
  2. President’s Agenda President, Dr. Michael A. Baston
    1. Monthly Summary
    2. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Federation of Administrators (Resolution 31-2019)
  3. Academic Affairs Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
    1. Academic Affairs update (Attachment)
  4. Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Vice President, Dr. Helen Brewer
    1. Enrollment Management and Student Affairs update (Attachment)
    2. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Assistant Director of Student Success (Resolution 34-2019)
    3. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Senior Advisor (Resolution 35-2019)
  5. Finance Interim Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Dan DoBell
    1. Finance update (Attachment)
  6. Operations and Strategic Initiatives Vice President, Dr. Beth A. Coyle
    1. Operations and Strategic Initiatives update (Attachment)
    2. Approval to Accept Funds From DASNY for Fieldhouse/PE Building Interior and Exterior Improvements (Resolution 32-2019)
    3. Approval of Building Systems Upgrade Electrical (Resolution 33-2019)
    4. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Human Resources Generalist (Resolution 38-2019)
  7. Institutional Advancement Vice President, Ms. Susan Lyddon
    1. Institutional Advancement update (Attachment)
    2. RCC Foundation Report
    3. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Development (Resolution 37-2019)
    4. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Human Resources Generalist (Resolution 38-2019)
  8. Board Secretary Report Secretary, Ms. Mary Lou Dillon
    1. Previous meeting minutes 6/20/19 (corrections/additions/deletions)
  9. Board Community Outreach Report Liaison, Mr. Grant Valentine
  10. Old/New Business Board Chair, Mr. Martin Wortendyke
    1. Middle States
    2. NYCCT
    3. Student Government

Workshop Minutes


A Workshop of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

Trustees Present: Mr. Martin Wortendyke, Board Chair; Ms. Mary Lou Dillon, Board Secretary; Mr. Grant Valentine, Community Outreach Liaison; Ms. MariEllyn Dykstra Donnellan; Ms. Lynne S. Hilowitz; Mr. Thomas Leonard.

Also Present: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President; Dr. Susan Deer, Provost and Executive Vice President; Dr. Helen Brewer, Vice President Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Ms. Susan Lyddon, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Executive Director Rockland Community College Foundation; Mr. Mike Salem, Chief Information Officer; Dr. Jeffrey McLean, President, Faculty Senate; Mr. Thomas McDonough, Attorney, Jackson Lewis; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer

Absent Was: Ms. Ileana Eckert (excused); Ms. Susan Oelkers-Ramos (excused); Mr. Joseph Rand (excused); Mr. Mendel Taub (excused)

The meeting was called to order at 5:06 pm by Chair Wortendyke

  • Roll call was taken.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Valentine, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, and Leonard to exit executive session at 5:49 pm.
No action was taken.

President’s Report

  • Dr. Baston
    • Welcomed Dr. Helen Brewer, new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
    • Discussed the graduates from the CASAC program for drug and alcohol counselors.
    • Announced the promotional campaign that includes RCC Billboards with the tagline Take Charge of Your Tomorrow.
    • Reported on community events such as meeting with the Spring Valley Rotary.
    • Is advocating strongly for short-term Pell grants.
    • Announced Dr. Dan DoBell, Interim Chief Financial Officer.
    • Provided the Finance Report in Dr. Dobell’s absence.
    • Mike Salem provided a brief IT update and answered trustees’ questions.

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Is excited to announce the new Interim Director of Academic Support Services, Ashari James who will be a liaison between faculty and students and will provide student support.
    • Announced the new Dean of the School Of Education & Social Sciences, Beatrice Bridglall, and Fabiola Riobe, the new Associate Provost, Academic Innovation, Online Education, and Global Opportunities.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding micro credentialing.

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report

  • Dr. Brewer
    • Reviewed enrollment and registration numbers.
    • Discussed ways to engage students and encourage them to return to RCC.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding food insecurity, financial aid and accessibility services.

Finance Report

  • none

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • none

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Lyddon
    • Discussed the enrollment campaign and is working on the 60th anniversary celebration.
    • Announced the launch of a new program, The Scoop. RCC is collaborating with an alumnus who is bringing students to tech companies like Google and LinkedIn, which will help change the perception of who community college students are.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Board Secretary Report

  • Secretary Dillon
    • Asked for corrections/additions/deletions to the June minutes.

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Secretary Dillon discussed the revised trustee orientation process.

NYCCT Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • Encouraged the Board to attend the NYCCT Trustee Institute in September.
    • Dr. Baston and Board Secretary Dillon and are presenting at the NYCCT conference.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Valentine, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, and Leonard to adjourn at 6:44 pm.